A construct validation study of the Response Styles Questionnaire Rumination Scale in participants with a recent-onset major depressive episode.

@article{Kasch2001ACV,
  title={A construct validation study of the Response Styles Questionnaire Rumination Scale in participants with a recent-onset major depressive episode.},
  author={Karen L Kasch and Daniel N. Klein and Muria Lara},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={375-83}
}
This study examined the construct validity and clinical utility of S. Nolen-Hoeksema's (1991) Response Styles Questionnaire (RSQ) Rumination scale. Eighty-eight participants with recent-onset major depressive episodes were assessed and followed for 6 months, using semistructured interviews and self-report inventories. The RSQ Rumination scale exhibited poor 6-month stability and appeared to be closely linked to participants' clinical status-mood state. The scale was significantly correlated… CONTINUE READING

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